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PharmD Year 2 - Library Resources

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library consists of several databases including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.  The Library is relatively small so simple keyword searching is usually effective.  Advanced searching using MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) terms is also available.


Advanced Search example. 
  Fields searched Search Term(s)



  Title Abstract Keyword tofacitinib 596
AND All Text rheumatoid arthritis 300
AND Publication Type random*


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Sample Search
  Search Term Results  
  "opioid crisis" OR "opioid epidemic" 2,637  
  AND pharmacist* 411  
  AND ("opioid crisis" OR "opioid epidemic") AND (pharmacist* near/5 (fee OR reimburs* OR payment OR charge OR renumeration) 19  

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The example below makes use of some search techniques for focused search results.

pharm! AND "prescription verification" searched in All States

All results with contain prescription verification AND any word that starts with pharm.